RHBA-2011:1767 - Bug Fix Advisory
yaboot bug fix update
Bug Fix Advisory
An updated yaboot package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.
The yaboot package provides a boot loader for Open Firmware based PowerPC
systems. It can be used to boot IBM eServer System p machines.
This update fixes the following bugs:
- Previously, yaboot could not check whether an IP address is valid. As a
consequence, yaboot netboot failed to operate in an environment where the
gateway was not the same as the 'tftp' server, even though the 'tftp' server was
on the same subnet. With this update, an IP address validity check has been
added. Now,yaboot netbot operates as expected. (BZ#638654)
- Previously, yaboot discarded passed parameters to anaconda after the Client
Architecture Support (CAS) was rebooted. This update upgrades the yaboot binary
and modifies the source file. Now, the parameters are passed to the anaconda
installer as expected. (BZ#746340)
All users of yaboot are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata relevant
to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 6 ppc64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 6